Wear Mini Launcher

Wear Mini Launcher for Android Wear arrived a few days back to address one of our main gripes with Google's smartwatch OS. With a swipe from the top left, the wrist-based launcher made it easy to access the list of installed apps on your watch. And over the weekend the app has been updated a couple of times with various bug fixes — including solutions for issues affecting Gear Live owners — while adding another oft-requested feature.

The latest version of Wear Mini Launcher introduces a quick shortcut for brightness into the app list, allowing you to toggle your backlight level using the slider that appears at the top of the screen. It's considerably quicker than navigating into the Settings app and choosing one of the five or six preset levels, and it addresses another of our top complaints about the initial release of Android Wear.

Android Wear owners can grab the app from the Play Store link above. If you're already using the Wear Mini Launcher, hit the comments and let us know how you're getting on!